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  •  I didn't see the opening link as being connected (3+ / 0-)

    to the blockquote. Possibly because I didn't even notice that it was a blockquote - other than a slight indentation, somewhat hidden by the formatting due to the photo, nothing on my screen indicates a blockquote, be it due to poor contrast or poor eyesight.

    Once Anna Shane pointed it out, I did see the connection, the indentation, and the ever-so-faint lack of shading. Or is it shading? It switches back and forth as I look at it.

    My bad.

    •  No problem ypochris. I didn't any of this any a (3+ / 0-)

      harsh way. Sorry if I seemed to be giving a critical lecture. I just have a sort of compulsion for detail. Sort of like that Monk character on TV.

      I appreciated the opportunity to explain my system.

      My father was an intellectual aloof kind of person who was away on an aircraft carrier the first two years of my life and then again when I was 3 to 4. So he was sort of a mystery. He didn't express emotion, but the way I could tell he loved me is when I went down to his combination bedroom office he would put down his computer work and give me his full undivided attention.

      Any question I would ask he would proceed to answer usually taking approximately 1 to 2 hours for the first pass.

      Like if I asked why is the sky blue but sunset orange? That would be about a six hour answer covering the background of optics, wavelengths, refraction etc.

      So unconsciously for me explaining details is a sign caring.

      I can see from reading this that you may have thought I was being annoyed, but if fact, I was really quite pleased to finally have an opportunity to explain the odd pattern I usually use that I always feel self-conscious about, and wonder if people find annoying, tedious, repetitive, or weird.

      So I'm sorry if I made you feel bad.

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      by HoundDog on Fri May 16, 2014 at 09:40:15 PM PDT

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      •  Didn't feel bad - (3+ / 0-)

        just a little lame for complaining about there not being a link when the article started with the link. Nor do I think you were harsh.

        Your dad sounds like he explains things the way I explain things to my daughter, although I'm a good bit more abbreviated. Always try to give the best explanation I think she will understand. Or tell her I don't think she will understand, instead of giving her some easy bullshit.

        On one hand, sometimes it discourages her from asking, or she'll tell me she doesn't really want to know. But on the other hand, she knows a lot more about a lot of things than most kids her age.

        So you see, I too was just caring enough to explain myself.

        •  Good for you ypochris. Just make sure you hug her (3+ / 0-)

          too. My father was not a hugging type of person.

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          by HoundDog on Fri May 16, 2014 at 11:03:23 PM PDT

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